I don't even know how to spin this little gain. Is it water weight? Maybe, Aunt Flo is still here and I'm retaining. Is it my muscles holding onto some extra water because I've been lifting heavy recently? Possibly (when you lift weights you actually make little tears in your muscles which then hold on to water until they heal). Did I gain muscle since my last weight in? Doubtful (it takes a long time to actually put on significant amounts of muscle to change the scale.)
I don't know why... I just didn't lose. Hopefully this is some fluke and next week will show some true results of my efforts. Either way I'll keep on keepin on. Like I told somebody this week on www.thenest.com ... even if I don't lose in numbers I'm doing something beautiful and healthy for my body. I'm feeding it well and making it work hard.
Here's some quick stats since this month marks the one year anniversary of my life altering changes. I started in July 2006 at 301.18 pounds and almost exactly one year later am 241.34 so in one year I've dropped 59.84 pounds. Considering my goal was to drop 100 pounds in a year I've not done that great but I've learned so much along the way that I can hardly be pissed at myself.
My weight has stagnated since April really. I would LOVE to say it's a plateau but I hate to place the blame where it doesn't really belong. To me a plateau is when you're working out just as hard, eating just as well and still not losing. That's not the case with me. I've had a rough few months since April and weight loss went on the back burner. It is always a little voice in my head (amongst all the other voices, it's crowded in there!) but it hasn't been prominent like it was last year at this time. I am proud that I've maintained my loss since then though.But like I've said before, weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint. I'll make my goal, it's just taking longer than I planned. I'm determined that I can do it.
p.s. I've added a couple new blogs to my weight loss blog roll on the side, check them out!